Senior Partner, Kepos Capital
Robert Litterman is chairman of the Risk Committee of Kepos Capital LP, a globa lly focused asset management firm. He retired in 2009 from a 23-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served in research, risk management, investments and thought leadership roles. While at Goldman Sachs, he co-developed the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model with the late Fischer Black, and headed both the firm’s risk department and the quantitative group in the asset management division. Before moving to Goldman Sachs in 1986, he taught at MIT and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Litterman was one of the original inductees into Risk Magazine’s Risk Hall of Fame. In 2008, he received the Nicholas Molodovsky Award from the CFA and the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) Financial Engineer of the Year award. He was appointed as an adviser to the Singapore GIC Board Investment Committee and Risk Committee from 2004 to 2010. Litterman currently serves on the boards of World Wildlife Fund, the Commonfund, and the Sloan Fo undation, and is an advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is also the inaugural recipient of the S. Donald Sussman Fellowship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He earned a PhD in economics at the University of Minnesota. He and his wife Mary live in Short Hills, New Jersey.